Phantom of the Air (1933) - Tom Tyler - 12 Chapter Movie Serial
Phantom of the Air (1933) - Tom Tyler - 12 Chapter Movie Serial from Universal Pictures
Run time 20 minutes 34 secondsAudio/Visual sound, black and whiteLanguage English
Inventor John Edmunds (William Desmond) is working on a device called the Contragrav, a machine that defies gravity and can enable a plane to fly without a pilot. He and his daughter Mary (Gloria Dea) enlist the help of airborne Border Patrol captain Bob Raymond (Tom Tyler) as a test pilot to help them complete Edmunds' work on the Contragrav. However, airborne importer (and secret smuggler) Mort Crome (LeRoy Mason) has got wind of the Contragrav, and will stop at nothing to get it. For the rest of the serial, Captain Raymond defends Edmunds and his daughter from Crome's henchmen while trying to curtail their smuggling activities. There are lots of dogfights - some involving Edmunds' marvelous remote-controlled plane, the Phantom of the Air - before Crome and his gang are finally brought to justice.
February 13, 2014
This was kind of exciting. Great biplane stunt pilot work. Hero gets into 2 or 3 air crashes and walks away every episode...
If you like this kind of stuff it's decent. Note co-star's sexy revealing clothing, esp gown first episode. Doubt it could pass censors for tv in 50s...
Strong 3 stars for its genre.
note: ogg files (.ogv) were fine. If your player won't play them, try renaming the ogv extension to mp4. That should make them play.
March 5, 2013
Cinepack Screen Size Error
The Cinepack files have a 352x480 screen size which causes an elongated vertical distortion. Converted them to 640x480 to correct the problem. The h.264 files look OK.